Schools are thinking outside of the box to try to offer the best to their students. Districts have been faced with funding challenges and state and national mandates that have made it difficult to provide things such as learning technology, healthy foods that students want to eat and alternative programming for non-traditional students. Districts and students have been forced to be creative to find solutions.
- A better way to market school lunch program (USA Today)
- Mobile Broadband Equity Poses Challenges for Schools (Center for Digital Education)
- This Way Up (Wall Street Journal)
- 5 Ways Teacher-Powered Schools Are Transforming American Public Education (Huffington Post)
The usual topics of Common Core, tenure, state aid, and national and international student competitiveness have not gone away. Here’s some other interesting news from the week.
The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids (The Washington Post)
State awards $11M in after-school grants (Capital New York)
Setting the record straight on tenure (New York Daily News)
Investing in early learning (Buffalo News)
Middle school principals discuss Common Core, technology and promoting identity formation (Albany Business Review)
US teens are flunking financial literacy test (Middletown Times Herald Record)
New York schools have lower dropout rates than national average (Watertown Daily Times)